United makes impressive comebackComeback is real as Manchester United finally avenged their loss to Juventus last month. United handed Juventus a last-gasp defeat in their own turf Thursday in Turin.
Juventus was having their best domestic start when the Red Devils stunned them with a 2-1 comeback courtesy of United midfielder Juan Mata, and an own goal from Juventus defender Alex Sandro.
Juventus had plenty of chances to pull away earlier in the game as Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala each made close attempts on target, before Cristiano Ronaldo hit a spectacular volley goal on the 65th minute.
The Old Lady looked all set to win and take all 3 points to qualify for the round of 16 when Mata scored a superb free kick in the 80th minute. Juventus would then make a critical error when Sandro made an own goal at the last minute.
United now seats on second place in their group with 7 points, with the away victory giving them a step closer to the right direction.
City run riotMeanwhile on the blue side of things, United's rivals and opponents this weekend, Manchester City beat Shaktar Donetsk 6-0 to qualify for the knock out round. This shakes things up the standings in Group F.
City midfielder David Silva and forward Gabriel Jesus scored two goals apiece as they put the Citizens on a comfortable lead at the half. Jesus would score two more goals in the second half to score a hat trick.
The Citizens scored a total of four goals in the second half, with Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez contributing with one apiece.
City is now waiting on the last two games as they await the group winner between them and Olympique Lyonnais, who blew a 2-0 lead against Hoffeinham to play a 2-2 draw.
But before they think of their next Champions League fixture, City will be looking to prepare as they face United in Sunday's derby.
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